Thursday, November 3, 2011

I hate airports

So, I'm on my way to Columbus OH, for a last interview for a job in Lear 45's up there. And I've decided to come clean finally.

I hate airports.

I know that's shocking to see. Doubly so because I'm a pilot and we, you know, kinda have to use them.

And don't get me wrong. I love to fly. Best office window view you could ever get, all the buttons you'd ever want to push, etc.

But when I have to use the airlines to get anywhere, I'm virtually bombarded with reminders of why traveling this way sucks. Normally, I don't have to worry about the suckage. Being a corporate pilot, when I'm flying the trip, rarely do I use the main passenger terminal at the airports. In fact, we actively try to avoid using the same airports airlines use. And if we do, we'll use the private or general aviation terminal. No lines, no TSA gropings, no gigantic fat guy who just sat in the gate seat RIGHT NEXT to me when there's 80 open seats all around us. WTF, srsly dude?

Great, we're boarding now. And only 20 minutes late too.

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Rev. Paul said...

I'm old enough to remember when airports didn't suck so much: you could come and go relatively unmolested. Passing through a metal detector seemed a novel experience, and passengers disembarked down a set of rolling steps onto the tarmac.

Which reminds me: why couldn't the JetBlue passengers get off that way? Did the unions refuse to push the stairs out there? Or don't airports have any, anymore?

Christina RN LMT said...

Good luck, Jim!

Tam said...

Some newer ones are better, but older airport terminals seem almost as if they were designed to crush the human spirit, either by being rat's mazes (PHL); having the acoustics and aesthetics of a high-school locker room (ORD); or a skewed and soul-destroying lack of scale that makes you shrink to insignificance, puny human (ATL).

Old NFO said...

Welcome to MY world... :-)

aepilot_jim said...

Yeah, but compared to you, NFO, I'm just a piker